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Bare metal planes edition

Previous Thread: >>8519815
This thread is for the discussion of scale plastic (and resin) models kit
-Post photos of your builds in progress and your finished builds
-Have your builds critiqued or critique others
-Discuss tips and techniques
-Ask for advice or give advice to others

Some helpful guides to get started:

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Alright, I though a garbage kit groupbuild would be a cheap endeavor, but my local hobby shop asks the equivalent of $30 for a Skif tank. I could buy the Trumpeter/Hobby Boss version for that.
at least the kit includes some photo etch for the lulz
Now there's some boxart.

Oh dear.
Why the fuck would you even build in resin? Except for minor details done in 21st century?

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Is the figure on the right ten times better than the figure on the left?
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...and some older data but in English, still good to get some perspectives on % and amount of money. Overall % usually don't change that drastically.
...and my math for 2004 for Models and Hobbies exported to the US was about 373 million yen and that's 0.6% of the 62300 million yen market size.
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I'm not sure how you don't understand that physical stores will carry physical stock.
Shit isn't made on demand and each store will need to carry a certain amount. Yeah, some stores will get nothing based on primilary sales, but if they're not selling the majority of their stock, they're not going to carry the line anymore.
Again, literally thousands of physical stores, plus their online store.

What country are you from that you can't understand the scope of this scale?

>here says 80% is domestic for Bandai and Takara
You realize that both Bandai and Takara make a HUEG amount of other lines, right?
Stuff that the US doesn't carry, like their dog chew toys? Candy toys? Role playing crap? Lots and lots of stuff that have nothing to do with this conversation, being which toys that ARE officially sold and distributed in the US?
Which are so important that Bandai bought one of the official distributors (BlueFin) for millions of dollars?
If they made so little money from exporting to the US, they wouldn't have bought them, muchless paid that much.

>Everything I see from the toys, articles and data like these points to US market for them not being that beneficial and the rest of crap I've been mentioning.
It's like you didn't even read the article that you posted

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Why I try to be focused on the %. Sorry not saying what goes without saying again, big companies are the ones with the interviews and articles. And the point of that sentence was even the big companies are dependent on domestic market. It points to the difficulty. I did say the Hobby category was about 17%, 12% on the older PDF. Better than your stores have them so they sell lots and lots and lots argument. Good years and bad years isn't going to magically boost % 10 folds.

Yeah they distribute because it makes money enough to be worth it. But the point was why can't they produce the amount to drop prices and the answer as always is it's not that big for them. Not compared to Japan. Ok I assumed ratio of export was same as domestic market, let's say all of US export was Model and Hobbies >>8593393 and redo % for 2004. 4%, about double for that best year 2001. Not that significant.

And that strong presence is talking about the high quality.


Something they lose when Bandai tried to tailor to US toy market prices and not sell, so I see the strategy of maintaining it. And that will keep price higher.
>It points to the difficulty. I did say the Hobby category was about 17%, 12% on the older PDF.
I don't think you really understand how big or small this hobby is.

Remember when i said that collector figures are selling in the tens of thousands?
If we're talking about Bandai, the vast majority of their products that sell big are model kits. Again, their presense in the US isn't as big for models and that 3 from 6 billion drop was probably from all the shit Bandai tried to sell in the US, back when Walmart and Target used to carry Gunpla.
Collector figures are a piddly number compared to Gunpla.

>Better than your stores have them so they sell lots and lots and lots argument
Brah, again, it's literally thousands of physical stores that need to literally carry physical produce inside the stores. This is why the US is seen as such an important market, because even just getting your foot into any of these chains is a HUGE win for any company domestic or not. This is how Hasbro was able to sustain the Vintage line despite only being carried in Walmarts and Hasbro only cares about doing shit if they'er selling hundreds of thousands of units (aside from conventions, which they treat as marketing).

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>it was totally useless to actually play with.
Some people got pretty deep into this shit. You can pretty much do most flip and grind tricks on a fingerboard that you can on a real board, barring those that have so many rotations that your wrist can't keep up. Learning tricks on it could actually parallel real trick learning too, since you needed to know the same principles, ie, where to pop/scoop, what each foot needs to do, etc.

It was pretty wild back in the late 90s-early 2000s, there were actually sponsorships for this and you could get flown around the world to do demos.
you gotta check out broken knuckle and blackriver
Yeah, I know about them. I have friends who are really good at fingerboarding, like being able to consistently dupe most lines from skatevideos good. But I'm just a casual who likes to idly do tres and inward heels and stuff on my desk sometimes. So I never really moved past Tech Decks, I didn't see the point when my skills didn't seem to justify it.
That bird is RAD
Anyone remember Moshmelloz?

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ITT: You help me figure out which model to get. Can't decide...
Tough choice. Scale? I have no idea about planes so judging by ones I'd put on my shelf.

Top-left one Air Canada has strange black otaline mast at front that gives it retarded look.

I like these two other ones so would be between these. American has strange fron window again. Looks kinda misplaced or maybe something. Color is very dull too.

I like Emirates one the best because of a lot of details around pilot's cabin. Some text, some small logo, other details. Also small black stripe on wing adds a lot of detail.

Blue one is cute but looks like a toy I've never seen planes like this.

I'd pick Emirates. It gives me exotic holiday/Dub

/toy/ what is that stuff you said to use on loose joints, and do you think it would would for my arcade stick ball? The screw parts of the ball and stick are both metal, not plastic.

It's future floor shine and no I don't think it would be particularly good on metal. It's formulated for plastic flooring.
Cool. Any suggestions otherwise?
Just use threadlocker. Blue if you maybe want it to come off some day, red if you don’t.

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>"If you're new, you're gonna fuck up. Don't worry! If you're experienced, don't make the new people worry!"


IRC Channel

The guide:

Releases: http://bandai-hobby.net/site/schedule_images/nouhin.pdf

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>And I quite like the toyish look it has if I leave it bare plastic.
Holy shit I'm not alone.
I like trying to make kits look nice but I also love the nostalgic toy look they have without finishes. I've always been satisfied just panel lining and taking care of nub marks.
This. I'm more into the meditative building and nub clipping, than making a picture perfect replica. Plus I intend to actually play with mine, so I don't plan on putting too much effort into them.
so. like. i grabbed an mg blast impulse. don't even know why.
New thread: >>8593632
please don't follow this video, it's a trap.

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S.H.Figuarts Body-kun/Body-chan

Is this as good as it gets for reference figures that can pose?

Or is there something better out there?
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Are those balls... on that twink?

Hmmm I'm really interested...
Shf body kun
BBB Boi Bot Bulge
Daibadi Shamrock. Prepare to sell your anus for funds, for the gray one at least.

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Its been a bit, and now its Black Friday, seems a good time to revive the Sales and Deals thread.
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This was posted in the Black Friday thread.
for 12 bucks for any figuarts is a good deal


Really good price for a great figure.

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What will happen to your figures when you die?
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My little brother will probably end up owning them after my family buries me and whatnot, considering we share the same hobby, just at different extremes. And he probably won’t part with them or throw them away out of respect in honor of my memory or something. Which he really shouldn’t do. I was never worth anything.
My sons, and maybe my daughter if I manage to not raise a whore. For sure, my boys will put it all to good use (likely sell most and keep some)
good luck based anon
Start selling now, I've been unloading a bunch of stuff on eBay this year and it's improved my mood. I'm sorry to hear you're hurting, you should start cycling, at least see some more of the world before you go.
Then there are much worse things my family will find in my belongings than just toys

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Read the guide:

Prior thread:

>FAG Magatsuki delayed to feb
>DTA KSitara Ganesha (Tenki) up for pre-order
>FAG Hresvelgr Ater re-release announced
>HoiHoi-san & HoiHoi-san mini alice color set up for pre-order
>FAG Rokkaku Shiki up for pre-order
>ACK Klang Klan delayed to dec
>MD anime Baselard announced

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also if you decide try sewing, a very basic supply list: basic set of needles and pins, pincushion or magnet for holding said pins, small sharp scissors (regular fabric shears are too big), fabric glue, FrayCheck (seal the cut edges of your fabric before sewing, saves a lot of stress at this scale), cotton thread in same color as your fabric, and a set of chalk pencils for tracing patterns onto fabric. This sounds like a lot but it’s usually very cheap. Having an iron will also help a lot to make it look professional.

Go for thin very drapey cotton blend knit for tshirts, socks, and hoodies, and fine weave cotton fabrics for pleated skirts and other more structured clothing.
New, now with me not being an idiot and forgetting to hit the new thread option
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is this lame for a 25 year old dad
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>tfw I buy both lego and realistic car models
>is this lame for a 25 year old dad
No, but being a 25 year old dad is lame.

Enjoy your paycheck from now on going to an ungrateful little shit, and you having to stay inside and take care of it while your friends are out enjoying themselves or going on nice vacations.
25 and a dad. Big thumbs up. Make more kids. Buy more toys.
The duality of /toy/
based boomer coomer.

Last issue >>8570829
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Did he though?


That's pretty much all humanoid aliens in live action.
Baby yoda is a wastr of a slot since its more or less an accessory pack

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>Previous Thread:

>What's For Sale:

>Everything Else You Need To Know:
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see >>8586413
probs delayed cause of the passing of ralph. the wiki even marked it tentative now
It’s tentative because it hasn’t been “officially” announced on the blog.
I personally don’t think he’ll delay it, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see
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new thread >>8593161

>Latest News
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Christian Faber, an art director who worked on the first generation of BIONICLE, has announced he is working on a new BIONICLE project. Due to COVID-19, however, progress has been slow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiQsdzudHm4

>G1 Story Material
Comics: http://biomediaproject.com/bmp/story/comics/
Books: http://biomediaproject.com/bmp/story/books/
Everything: https://wallofhistory.com/

>G2 Story Material
2015 Animations: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRNbTEZ7dhL1lKhlxvt777XQvGFMCH9sq
2016 Series: https://www.netflix.com/title/80062112

>Miscellaneous Media

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>I always wanted to be nearclose to you Nokama, but not like this.
At first that stuffed goose looked like the Inika, and the T-800 was about to put it on.
take your meds
Bohrok-Va-Kal = powered up bohrok assistants
Bohrok-Kal-Va = assistants of powered up Bohrok

Bohrok-Va-Kal = silver
Bohrok-Kal-Va = normal
why is solek a meme

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is there anywhere I can get a realistic revolver that's similar to this toy 1911? I just find the act of loading bullets into a gun and cocking it to be stimulating like a fidget toy. the coloration doesn't matter, but having it be based on an actual firearm is a massive plus.
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That other anon has good intentions but is a bit out of date, most of the blasters mentioned are long discontinued. The Strongarm is a good starter and an evolution of the Maverick, if you want a hammer action revolver instead then check out the Hammershot.
For a clip-fed blaster the Retaliator is the newest form of the Recon. The most recent bolt action sniper would be the Fortnite BASR-L.
There's lots of different foam ammo about these days, and other companies are making great stuff besides Nerf, you should check out the thread if you're interested >>8555575
thanks anon! will do
strongarm is hands down the best revolver nerf has made
for a gun that feels like a traditional pistol to some degree, get a stryfe. its semi automatic, mag fed, and has berrel and hilt attachment points if you want it to feel like a rifle. plus with the modulus line there are now hundreds of optional attachments avalible. you can even make a gun out of other guns with even more guns if you really want to.
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I forgot to mention, if you want something more realistic then an Edison Giocattoli revolver might be more suitable, they make a few different ones. They have loading gates for little rubber pellets that can shoot a fairly good distance.
very cool. I'll check that out as well. I ended up ordering a Strongarm since it seemed like a safe bet like you said as a starter.

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